Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1916-51; Supervising, 1920-51; publications, 1937-9; subject files.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Federation of Post Office Supervising Officers was founded in 1916 as the Joint Committee of Post Office Supervisory Officers. It was an umbrella organisation for a number of unions covering supervising officers and changed its name in 1918. In January 1952 it ceased to exist as a result of the formation of the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association, which was created by an amalgamation of most of its members.

Reference: Arthur Marshall and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions. Volume 1( Gower: Farnborough, 1980).


All those unions which have now merged to form the Communication Managers' Association have been given the reference MSS.225. They are further divided into collections by an alphabetical suffix.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

The first deposit was made by the Communication Managers' Association on 4 March 1981. Subsequent deposits were made in 1981 and 1982.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Constituent and related archives in the Centre include the papers of the Post Office Controlling Officers' Association and its predecessors (MSS.225/COA), the Postal Inspectors' Association (MSS.225/PIA)